Two techniques that had been previously developed to treat spinal cord injury in animals work effectively when combined, allowing deliberately injured rats to regain a certain amount of mobility, researchers say. Continue Reading »
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Dr. Mike Fainzilber found his inspiration to pursue a cure for paralysis early in life.
The Israeli was deeply affected by the 1976 Israeli commando operation at Entebbe in Uganda, which successfully freed 104 hostages, the passengers and crew of Air France Flight 139, after they had been hijacked by PFLP terrorists. Continue Reading »
Greg Starman admits he will occasionally still find himself wondering, “Why?” Why did such an unbelievably cruel twist of fate have to befall a strapping, young Marine from Quincy?
Why, less than one week before his 21st birthday, did he find himself a quadriplegic. Continue Reading »
Harston, a qualifier, says his knowledge of Valhalla a plus
With only two spots each week for qualifiers and just seven each year at Qualifying School, earning a spot into a Champions Tour event has become one of the toughest tickets in golf.
Just ask Buddy Harston. Continue Reading »
Ricky Wright, the former Edison Tech football player who was paralyzed during a scrimmage in August 1994, is attempting to raise money to purchase a wheel-chair adaptable vehicle. Continue Reading »
The research was supported by the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation, the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and the Buoniconti Fund.
A combination of therapies helped damaged spines regrow nerve fibers, researchers report in a study of rats. Continue Reading »
A Hollywood movie producer clears the path for a big-screen retelling of the Rick Hansen story Calgary native Victor Webster is
Mark Gordon, the American producer of Saving Private Ryan, Speed and the upcoming The Day After Tomorrow, is famous for two things Hollywood covets: finding stars and crafting movies that make money. Continue Reading »
Medtronic Announces Launch of NIM-Spine System to Help Reduce the Risk Associated with Spinal Surgery
MEMPHIS, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 21, 2004–Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT) today announced the commercial release of the NIM-Spine(TM) System neural integrity monitor, a surgeon-guided device for locating and identifying Peripheral Motor nerves during spinal surgery, which is designed to help predict and possibly prevent potential neurologic injury. Continue Reading »
CHEVY CHASE, Md., May 21 (AScribe Newswire) — Researchers have devised a genetic technique to distinguish the neurons in the spinal cord that control the sequential stepping of the left and right limbs. Their findings have literally taken them a step closer to understanding the neural circuitry that coordinates walking movements – which has been one of the main obstacles in developing new treatments for paralysis. Continue Reading »
Q. My dog “Roger” can’t use his left rear leg and now it looks as if his other rear leg is getting weak. What is this and what should I do?
A. You need to get to your veterinarian as soon as possible. You could be describing a condition in which a spinal disk has ruptured or become mis-shapen. Continue Reading »